What happened this day in history August 1, 1980

What are the important events that happened on August 1, 1980? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 1, 1980: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 1, 1980 is the 214th day of the year 1980 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 19, 1980 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 5,565,600 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $673.95. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Monkey is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 1, 1980 Historical Events

  • 1980
    Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
  • 1980
    Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the country’s first democratically elected female head of state

Who were born on August 1, 1980?

  • 1980
    Mancini, Brazilian footballer

Who died on August 1, 1980?

  • 1980
    Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)
  • 1980
    Strother Martin, American actor (b. 1919)

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